Storing food in a freezer might sound like an easy task, but we often make mistakes when freezing food. Here are a few things you should avoid when freezing your meals.
Use the Correct Containers
Freeze your food in airtight containers to preserve their quality. If your food has access to air, it’ll likely dry out or develop freezer burn. It’s best to avoid any leftover food containers and use freezer bags instead.
Freeze the Food Right Away
Freezing the food quickly is important if you want to preserve the quality of food and avoid damage. If it’s frozen too slowly, the food will be all mushy once you defrost it. To avoid this, pack food in smaller containers or lower the temperature of your freezer before storing the food.
Let the Food Cool
Freezing food that is still hot is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. Not only will this bring down the temperature of your freezer, but it can also defrost the food that’s already in the freezer. Food should come to room temperature before you put it in a freezer.